may, 2021

20may5:00 pmNBF Presents: The Art of Translation5:00 pm ET

Event Details

Sophie Hughes. (Photo credit: Sophie Hughes)
Fernanda Melchor. (Photo credit: Fernanda Melchor)

Hurricane Season is the story of a dead witch set in a small town in Mexico. The book, translated from the Spanish, found a global audience and recognition. 2020 National Book Award Longlist author and translator Fernanda Melchor and Sophie Hughes come together for a conversation on the trust-fall act—and art—of literary translation, and the significance of a reader’s access to international perspectives.

Shuchi Saraswat

Moderated by Shuchi Saraswat, writer, editor, and founder of The Transnational Literature Series at Brookline Booksmith.

Books are available for purchase at with thanks to this season’s bookseller, Loyalty Bookstores.

Watch the event here.


(Thursday) 5:00 pm ET




National Book Foundation